He called her smokin’ hot. Big deal. Provided it wasn’t a pic of her naked with her legs spread and a dildo in every orifice, what’s the problem? I have no issue with fathers complimenting their daughters. I’ve a friend named Haley. I call her Hale. So yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s short for Haley. Even if it isn’t, there are a million names worse than Hale.